Close Reading Quiz Poetry

Close Reading Quizz #2 (Poetry) is intended to draw students’ attention to specific parts of poems and to show understanding of poetic terms such as sonnet, metaphor, and sound devices. Good answers require careful examination of the words of the poem as well as understanding of literary terminology. Some questions (#1 for example) may be answered very briefly while others (for example, the questions about metaphor) need to elaborated in a short paragraph presenting a clearly written answer supported by specific textual evidence.

QUESTION 3
ONE SOURCE OF DIFFICULTY OR AMBIGUITY IN MANY POEMS IS THAT WORDS OFTEN HAVE MULTIPLE MEANINGS. CONSIDER “OFFICES,” THE VERY LAST WORD IN ROBERT HAYDEN’S “THOSE WINTER SUNDAYS.” REREAD THE POEM WITH PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE LAST TWO LINES. THEN WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF A FULL DICTIONARY THAT PROVIDES ALL THE MEANINGS OF THE WORD “OFFICE,” IDENTIFY THE DEFINITION THAT MAKES THE MOST SENSE IN THIS POEM. EXPLAIN WHY THE DEFINITION YOU CHOSE FITS THE POEM BETTER THAN OTHER DEFINITIONS.
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